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Diary Transcription: begin page 13
Thursday, January 28, 1915

Capt. Bage came up at 7 o’clock and we went over the works to see if they were in line with the ranges. We both agreed that it was quite improbable that any more ricochets would come over the works. Later Capt. Grant came with a sentry who was stationed at the end of the dump heap, - beyond this is the danger zone. A messenger came this forenoon from the Police Station, and as near as I could make out two men were wanted there. Reis Mahmud and another man went with the messenger, and Reis is to write a letter to Dr. Reisner re the matter.

Work on street south of 3030, clearing same of drift sand. Also clearing street west of 3030 of drift sand.

[ILLUSTRATION]

Pit B, and Chamber A have been cleared previously.

Clearing away the surface pile of limestone debris from over 4040 [actually G 3040 = G 1451]. In debris was found a fine flint knife (see next page), 10.7 cm. long, 3 cm. wide at butt end.

End of page 13

Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Display Page Dates
    Modern
  • Display Page Dates
    01/28/1915
  • Mentioned on page
    Captain Bage
    Captain Grant
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
    Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)
  • Author
    Mr. H. Lyman Story

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 1451

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 3030

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 5

Modern People

  • Captain Bage

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of the Australian contingent stationed near Giza during WWI.
  • Captain Grant

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Member of the Australian contingent stationed near Giza during WWI.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • Mahmud Ahmed Said 'el-Meyyet' (Reis)

    • Type Mentioned on page
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1926–1933. Brother of Said Ahmed Said (Head Reis 1908-1926) and father of Duwy Mahmud Ahmed (Head Reis 1933-1935).
  • Mr. H. Lyman Story

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks MFA